LONGHI, Giuseppe. 16686

£250

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A lengthy Autograph Letter Signed, to Daniele Francesconi, professor at the University library at Padua, apparently discussing sums due to him and the means of payment. In Italian. 1 pagae 9 x 7 inches, fine, with the integral address leaf. Milano, 12 March 1808. Uncommon. Giuseppe Longhi (1766 – 1831), Italian printmaker and writer, born in Monza, and initially trained at the Ambrosian Seminary, studying philosophy and letters. By the age of 20, he decided to become an artist, and trained with the engraver Vincenzio Vangelisti. He also trained with Aspari, Traballesi, and Franchi. He moved to Rome. He returned to Milan to teach engraving at the Brera Academy. Longhi produced a notable engraving of Napoleon in 1797. The following year he became a professor of engraving at the Brera Academy.